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2013 Physician Quality Reporting System
Report quality measures to Medicare with the Academy's Quality Reporting System (QRS). Participation in this program provides the opportunity to earn a bonus payment of 0.5 percent of total Medicare Part B allowed charges and to avoid a CMS penalty in 2015.
2013 Physician Quality Reporting Module
Medicare's Physician Quality Reporting System was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a financial incentive to physicians who volunteer to report on best-practice quality measures.
There are four dermatology-appropriate measures for the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System, of which a dermatologist must choose at least three to earn the incentive. To simply avoid a CMS penalty, a dermatologist must report at least one measure. Reporting one measure will only result in avoiding the penalty and is not enough to earn the additional incentive.
Measure #137 - Melanoma: Continuity of Care - Recall System
Measure #138 - Melanoma: Coordination of Care
Measure #224 - Melanoma: Overutilization of Imaging Studies in Melanoma
Measure #265 - Biopsy Follow-Up
The measures may only be reported via electronic registry, for a full-year reporting period (January 1-Decemeber 31, 2013). Deadline for reporting on 2013 is January 17, 2014.